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'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! i am very mindful that mere words can thought match the depths of your sorrow. >> the president joins a community in mourning tonight. good evening. i'm ama dates. president obama visited the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut where he met with the victims' families. he will have more on tonight's services in a few minutes. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in
the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago. many came with their kids. >> how do you feel? >> i feel fine, but i'm not
scared. i'm strong. >> all day people here have been trying to stay strong. >> most of them have been crying . >> marcy owns fun cuts in the village. one of her appointments failed to show up yesterday. he was one of the little boys killed at the school. >> they would just -- they were just adorable, happy, funny kids. >> and today even more disturbing details emerged about what happened at sandy hook elementary. state police reveal lanza fired hundreds of rounds in the classrooms killing 20 first gradersers and the principal. and then there were bullets he didn't fire and hundreds more left behind in 30-round magazines and still nomo tiff. no motive. >> we don't have a specific reason to say why this occurred. >> whatever the reason for the
rampage, it will never make sense to this community. still just beginning to realize the unimaginable. >> it is unbelievable. i just can't imagine going home without him. >> now, tomorrow in the greater newton area there will still be no school at any of the schools. on tuesday we understand all classes will resume at all schools except sandy hook. and then those children at some time will return to classes, but not at that location. it will be at another location at a neighboring village. laura anthony, abc news. residents of newtown grieved at an inter faith memorial service with president obama in attendance at newtown hospital. they spoke of recovery and change. >> we needed this. we they'ded to be together -- we needed to be together here
in this room, in the gymnasium, outside the doors of this school in living rooms around the world. we needed to be together. >> the horror that was visited upon our sandy hooks school was not deserved. it is the angry and desperate act of a confused young man. >> 900 people packed the high school gym. grown men cried hugging first responders and others found a chance to released penned up emotions. president obama promised change. >> these tragedies must end. and to end them we must change. in the coming weeks i will use whatever power this office holds in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> funerals have been announced for seven of the 27 victims. the first two will be tomorrow. services all over the bay area
honored the victims of the shooting. what local people are doing to remember the victims, and what you can do to make a difference. out of the tragedy at sandy hooks elementary there is a story of survival. a little girl whose instincts told her to play dead when the gunman burst in the class m rue. she was the only one to make it out alive. >> she was the first student who ran out of the sandy hook school, six and a half years old. she ran out covered in blood from head to toe and the first words she said was, mommy, i'm okay, but all of my friends are dead. >> the little girl is already suffering survivor's guilt. we are learning more about the 20-year-old shooter. lilian kim spoke with adam lanza's former baby-sitter. lilian what have you learned? >> i spoke with ryan craft and he said he didn't know adam
lanza well, but neither did anyone else. he does have vivid memories of his time baby-sitting. he grew up two houses down from the lanza's and he even baby sat adam a handful of times a decade ago when adam was 10. >> adam struck me as an introverted kid. huey was really -- he was really, really quiet. when we were building legos or doing video games he was really focused on it. it was like he was in his own world. >> beyond that he didn't notice red flags or violent tendons sees. tendencies. but he remembers his mom, nancy, giving him strict instructions jay she always told me to keep my eye on him at all times and never turn my back on him even for a second. >> they removed computers from the home this weekend which could provide important clues to the monthy tiff behind the shooting. -- motive behind the shooting. >> i don't think anyone was afraid of him. there were a lot of people who just saw him as someone
different and really just left him alone. >> as for nancy lanza she was active. it was clear that adam's issues was taking a toll. he was a regular at this bar in newtown and according to owners it was difficult for her to get adam to find his place in society, but no warning on violence. >> there was never any talk about him being violent or any suicidal tendencies. she never ever spoke of anything bad. >> as for ryan craft, his former baby-sitter, he has organized a fundraiser that already raised $50,000 from a thousand donors. this the newsroom, lilian kim, abc7 news. >> thank you, lilian. coming up at 11:30, why despite the cries for change, more people than ever are buying guns. with classes resuming
tomorrow, school district usa cross the bay area are reminding employees of the safety measures and calming parents' nerves. sergio queen -- quintana has more. >> there will no doubt be talk about the shootings at sandy hook elementary. that's why the teacher's union n%nt out this e-mail blast to the members. it is a guide to help steer the conversations. >> i think it is very important that people know that children are helped by honestly talking about what happened. >> president dennis kelly says conversations at school should be a continuation of conversations parents have already had over the weekend. >> the parents are going to be talking to their children and the teachers will be talking to the children, and children will be talking to children. on the playground they will be hearing about this and talking about it. >> and for those parents who have not talked with their children, the dean of psychology at santa clara recommends parents sort out their own feelings about what
happened before having that conversation. >> because a child will pick up and model what the parents are experiencing. as a parent if i am experiencing anxiety or showing a lot of fear, the child will pick up on that. >> some school districts have also reached out to police departments in their community to review safety procedures, but for other districts like in oakland, the threat of violence is something they deal with on a regular basis. >> in recent years on average there have been about 20 school age children that are killed in oakland or that suffer violent deaths over the course of the school year. >> their team of school psychologists, counselors and members of the police force will be especially aware common day morning. abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy. we will have the latest updates on our website, abc7news.com and on the abc morning news at 4:30 a.m. let's get to leigh glaser for a first check on weather
and what is going on. leigh? [no a you had yow]. >> -- [no audio]. >> leigh, we are having a little problem with your microphone so we will have more coming up. napa road will remain closed due to an accident. it is closed in both directions between stone crest drive and hagan road. the closure was caused by an accident that knocked down power lines. it is expected to reopen around 7:00 tomorrow morning. still to come on abc7 news at 11:00, a deadly train accident affected traffic this evening. where and what you can expect. plus southwest settles a multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit. are you on the receiving end? that's tonight on abc news at 11:00. and stepping out. the duchess of cambridge's first public appearance since
the duchess of came brag made her -- cambridge made her first appearance since her hospitalization. the former kate middleton was a presenter at a sports show in london. the duchess seemed composed and comfortable. she and prince william are expecting their first child. the duchess was hospitalized for acute morning sickness. deputies are investigating a fatal collision between a pedestrian and train near hayward. it happened near west blossom way and times avenue around 7:00. th is just outside the
hayward city limits. the tracks were shutdown while authorities investigated. the authorities have not released the identity of the victim. two people managed to walk away from a car fire today. alan wang shot this video. he was there before the fire department arrived on scene. the accident happened just before 4:00 this afternoon. the driver lost control while exiting highway 24 at fish ranch road. the exit was closed for awhile, but is open tonight. discussion about a controversial soccer field project in san rafael continues when the city council meets tomorrow night. the proposed complex at the san rafael airport is opposed by environmental groups and some residents. concerns include the impact on wildlife and airport safety issues. supporters say the city needs more athletic fields. it is supported by a 5 to 1 vote by the planning commission. southwest airlines settled a lawsuit worth $29 million for denying passengers the use of drink vouchers that didn't have an expiration date.
the class action suit covers 5.8 million unredeemed tickets issued before august of 2010. that's when southwest changed the policy because people were using photocopies of vouchers. 90 million americans will travel more than 50 miles. 90% will do so on the road. some good news, gas prices continue to fall. in california gas costs $3.62 a gallon. that's down from mid-november. the bay area is averaging $3.71 a gallon. the most expensive city? san francisco at $3.83. vallejo has the cheapest prices at $3.49 a gallon. it is not a cure all, but one remedy is to give and receive a big hug. that's what volunteers from the hunting happiness project were going at the oakland farmer's market today. the group of good samaritans were offering notes of encouraging words. they seemed touched with the random words of kindness.
>> >> i will take a hug. it was encouraging. >> i got two hugs from complete strangers. i thought it was so heartwarming considering all that is going on in the world these days. >> the project offers help to people who need food or are homeless. ski resorts in the sierra are happy, but travelers will have a slippery drive over the next several days. there is a lot of snow on the ground already. plenty for the kids to enjoy on the holiday break. more snowfall is expected tonight and tomorrow. the snow elevation is down to about 2500 feet and is expected to continue to drop over the next few days. meteorologist leigh glaser is here. we have some more systems coming our way. >> especially as we head toward the latter part of the work workweek. the one tonight is weak in comparison to what we can expect as we head into thursday and early friday. here is a look from our high definition sutro cam. you can see reduced visibility. a bit of fog developing over
the city as well as mist and drizzle. they are already picking up light rain that is starting to advance from north to south over the north bay. we are seeing some rain right now down toward santa rosa. we are seeing rain from windsor to santa rosa as well and extending to san rafael and even tiburon15 to 20 minutes. and this is actually where the cold front is up along the north coast. crescent city has been getting hit with moderate rain in the past hour or so heading south. you can see all of this is moving from north to south. it will continue to move over the bay area. 55 in napa and 54 in oakland and 56 in san jose. here is a look at our forecast. we will go with increasing rain overnight. get ready for a wet monday morning commute and a stormy outlook toward the latter part of the workweek. here is a look at the of the could.
our satellite-radar composite, this is the leading edge -- the leading edge was about right here and this is the back edge. th is the cold air that will settle in behind the cold front. that will be with us as we head into tuesday and wednesday. this is 11:00 and you will see overnight hours and the cold front slides south. the bulk of the rain over the entire bay area, and then look as we head toward the noontime area. it pushes toward the south. this is 9:00 a.m. already seeing some partial clearing in the north bay. 1, 2, 3, 4 and just in time for the 5:00 drive home. you can see some dry pavement and most of the showers have moved on out. as we mentioned winter storm warning for the sierra nevada through monday night. close to a foot of snow near lake level. already chain controls up on the 80 and the 50.
keep that in mind. the lows tonight will keep them warmer thanks to the warmer air mass that is over us. 40s for the most part across the bay area. and highs tomorrow, remember tomorrow morning that's when the rain moves in and then we will partial clearing. santa rosa 53. 52 for san francisco. 54 for livermore. 56 for santa cruz and gilroy. 57 degrees. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, folks get ready for a rough ride as we head toward the latter part of the week. we will go with the morning rain and then afternoon clearing. a chance of cold showers here and there. wednesday morning we will look for some frosty starts for much of the bay area and then thursday, thickening clouds storms move in. periods of rain on saturday and a possibility of another storm moving in on saturday night and sunday. >> thank you, leigh. mike shumann is here with sports and a big game for the 9er. >> i am exhausted just watching it.
night niners and -- the thiners and patriots face-off. the 49ers dominated the first and the patriots in the second. a cold and rainy night in new england. he gets the niners on the board first. 24-yard strike to former pay patriot, randy moss. the second quarter and found a cake in the pocket and right on the money to walker and makes up for the fumble in the red zone. 17-39er tees half. the second half and he knocks the ball out of ridley's hands. the second fumble by ridley. he scoops it up, goes 66 yards all the way down to the patriots' four-yard line. and now kaepernick had trouble with the snap all night. four fumbles by the young quarterback. frank gore saves this one and
somehow scores on the play. with the glove on and everything he was shaky under center. tom brady and 200 interceptions in the whole game. smith gets his first career pick. brady threw for 434 yards. next play and kaep the third td of the game and threading the needle to crabtree. what a catch. 31-3. game over, right? wrong. brady to aaron hernandez. 31-24 game. brady gets the ball back. down the sideline 20* lloyd. down the sideline to lloyd. a few plays later. he ties the game. are you kidding me? he returns the ensuing kickoff. to crabtree again. seven could -- seven catches for michael and they improved to 10-3-1. they clinched a wild card spot
in the playoffs. >> we knew we were going to have to put up points. tom brady and the offense can put up a lot of points. we knew we were going to match that. >> they were a very good team and a very good defense. they play hard. we spotted them 28 points. you can't play poorly against a good team and expect to win. >> we can win a shootout. whatever it takes. that's our motto. >> up north, the seahawks keeping pressure on beating the bills. what a year he is having. the defense k5eu78 l -- came up big. he goes 57 yards the other way. they face the seahawks next sunday in seattle. they can clinch with a win. a loss and it comes down to the final weekend of the season. we will take a brief timeout before we jump over to the afc. they ended a six-game losing
the raiders are playing their final home game. they beat kansas city, the last team they beat seven weeks ago. they improved to 4 and 10. two of the four wins are against the chiefs. this young raider fan offering her prayers to the victims of newtown. third quarter and darrin mcfaden busts loose for 110 yards. his longest, this 19-yarder. janikowski's fourth field goal of the game. 12-0 raiders. the raiders defense shut out the chiefs. first shutout since 2002. his first sack of the season went to a raider's game and a soccer match broke out. 15-0 your final. >> i think our guys needed something where they get a little confidence. i thought they had a great week of practice. i thought they were focused in
on what weed -- what we needed to do, and i thought they did a great job executing them today. >> our defense out played them. it is good to get a win versus a team that was struggling and coming in here. it has had a lot of success. >> it feels better when you win. denver has the afc locked up. made a statement in baltimore. he picks off joe flaco and goes 98 yards the other way. the afc are the second seed with the patriots' loss. 34-17 that final. this abc7 sports report brought to you by river rock casino. we will take a tour around the league with the plays of the day, and more from the 49ers later in this newscast. stick around. still to come, the gun debate, and why despite the pry to get them off the streets. and how residents are honoring the victim of the elementary school shooting. and the drug trial that could
i'm ama dates. 234 tonight's headlines, develop are news highway 121 is closed this both directions between stone crest drive 1k3 hagin road. it was caused by an accident that knocked down power lines. it is expected to reopen at 7:00 in the morning. the name of the chp officer killed has been released. john fenin died when he fell off his motorcycle and was hit by another car. a car fire on highway 24 forced the closure of an
exit. the driver lost control and the car overturned. the driver and passenger got out safely. a pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train in unincorporated hayward. the tracks were closed while authorities investigated. the masacre at sandy hook elementary school is one of the many of the mass shootings. in each one there is a closer look at the guns used in the attack. senator feinstein will call on a vote the first day congress is back in session. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. not retroactively, but perspectively. it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> despite trying to get guns off the streets the number continues to sore. >> on black friday u.s. shoppers were thought just buying toys and electronics, but they were also buying guns
in record numbers of the on that single day they did computerized background checks on more than 154,000 purchases of fire arls. and in november alone, americans tried to buy a whooping two million guns. here are some facts that might surprise you. there are more registered gun dealers than supermarkets. more gun sellers than mcdonalds restaurants. the over -- overwhelmingment a are law abiding citizens. disturbed people will often be able to obtain them. even in quiet communities like newtown. we spoke to the atf commander. >> roughly how many gun dealers are in this area. >> there are roughly 400 gun dealers in the area. just within 10 miles there are 36 gun dealers. >> they believe the guns used on the killing spree were bought legally. >> in america unless you have a felony conviction or you are
adjudicated to be mentally income tent you have ready access to firearms. >> lanza joins the ranks of other mass shooters. the nation is left with a vexing question. how do you keep weapons from men like these when there is an estimated 200 million plus guns already in circulation? >> abc news is devoting next week to coverage of the tragedy "the search for solutions" starts tomorrow morning from 7:00 to 9:00. for the latest tune into the abc7 morning news at 4:30 a.m. here in the bay area, many are turning to their churches for solace. thomas roman has the story. >> at morning mass at saint mary's could you they'd rail in -- cathedral this was written for the victims. he had prayers already planned. >> today is a day to pray, especially for all of those people that were masacred and
for their families. >> a great violence has be fallen us again. >> he is the pastor of saint mary's people have come to mass not just to pray, but to try and make some sense of the evil that occurred. >> seeking to find consulation in the promise and the hope of a god who feels with us and longs to help us. >> the church did what it does best. they help celebrate life while recovering from the tragedy. the church was filled to standing room only. he says the response is incredible. >> i have never seen it touched like this. if nift years i never seen -- in 50 years i never seen it touched communities and individuals like this. >> the killing of innocents has affected people everywhere. >> it happens all over the world.
he went for the children. he went to destroy the children for some reason. >> many of the people who came with their children held them tight. this is kiernan's first visit and she brought her daughter katie for spiritual healing. >> this is her first time here. just so share the love and i think the heartache that everybody is feeling. tremendous heartache. >> because of the heartache, the burlingame community will hold a special prayer service at 7:00 p.m. it will be held at the first presbyterian church in burlingame. abc7 news. >> you can express your sympathy by posting this badge to your facebook wall. a silent show of support for everyone in connecticut. a group anonymous is renewing their support after the organization praised the actions of the shooter in the connecticut school masacre. the kansas-based church says it will claim god's will is punishing america for
supporting gay marriage. anonymous started it by posting detailed personal information about all church members on-line. still to come, a new drug trial could make a big difference for breast cancer patients. and it is happening in the bay area. >> and a return to middle earth. just ahead, how the hobbit stepped up to the lord of the rings trilogy. >> and we will also check in with live doppler 7hd. we are checking on the showers. what will that mean for your
an innovative drug trial in the bay area could put targeted cancer drugs to work on patients in the very near future. the effort is being accelerated by a new understanding of the disease itself. abc news reporter carolyn johnson has the dooy tails. >> as a breast cancer survivor and advocate she never stopped learning about her enemy. a consortium released results from a genome study. it helped to redefine subtypes of breast cancer based on molecular make up as opposed to where they appear on the body. >> that's a big deal. i went and saw my doctor and said which subtype am i? i wanted that information. >> louis suffered from triple
negative which refers to the lack of protein receptors found in other varieties. doctors believe triple negative breast cancer may have month are in common with ovarian cancer. >> exciting because researchers believe they are closer to using gene testing and bio markers to match cancer patients with the emerging drugs. >> it is not oh one kind of breast cancer. each of these are fairly different kinds of disease. you have to test drugs for how they might behave in each one of the tumor subsets. >> she helps with a trial that aimes to develop that sort of precision diagnosis and treatment. in the trial, patients are griffin drugs well before they are removed. that gives them time to evaluate the drug's effectiveness against a
variety of cancer types. results on nearly half a dozen experimental drugs with expected in a matter of months. they believe the pace of new treatments will accelerate. >> i think we will have much better treatments using combination of agents for the positive breast cancers. those will have gone from the mostly that will to the least lethal. i think we will have in new agents for triple negative cancer. >> she is busy raising her three children and running a support 2k3wr0u7 called triple step toward a tour. doctors work toward more targeted and more effective treatments. >> yes to have a very targeted drug for each patient would be ideal. >> carolyn johnson, abc7 news. >> i spy is an on going trial. we have more information on the study and the organization triple step toward the cure on abc7news.com. middle earth is back on
top of the box office. peter jackson's "the hobbit" took in $285 million. it was stronger than the three previous "lord of the rings" films. and "rise of the guardians" pulled in the family crowd. and "lincoln" earned another $7 million over the weekend" sky fall is still hanging on at number four. and "life of pi" wraps up this weekend's top five films. and leigh glaser says tomorrow is a good day to take in a movie. how much rain will we get? >> a quarter inch in most locations. live doppler 7hd is starting to see the showers, the bands of rain picking up in the north bay. it is heading down toward santa rosa and even fairfax. san francisco near the golden gate bridge as well is picking up some rain. overnight as you sleep most of the rain will move through. this is your 5:00 a.m. commute
hour. you can see wet pavement. the rain will persist across the bay area. as we get into the lunchtime hour, that's 9:00 a.m. the lunchtime hour, one, two, three, the rain moves on toward the south, and we will actually see some partial clearing by late tomorrow afternoon. 24 is your 5:00 drive home. maybe dry pavement for you there. it will be wet on the east coast. 65 atlanta and 56 washington, d.c. new york scattered short and 49. we will look for clear conditions. salt lake city will see some snow. the higher elevations there. denver the higher elevations. 53 in seattle and more rain there. tomorrow afternoon a temperature of 41. if you are traveling into southern california, we will look for some showers. los angeles 63 and 64 for san diego. snow and winter storm warning for the lake tahoe area. around 40 degrees there and look for 57 and showers for sacramento. my accu-weather seven-day
forecast a few showers on tuesday with frost. and then a series of storms begin on thursday. rain and gusty winds and heavy rain at times. friday periods of rain and then another storm is due in here on saturday. of course, mike niko will be here with an update 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. >> sounds good. thank you, leigh. shu is here with sports. and dare i say it was a great day for the teams? >> first time in awhile the 49ers and the raiders are on the winning slate. highlights and reactions. >> and we will take you to our combos and plays of the day.
game of the day in the nfl. 49ers and patriots in new england. two different halves. 49ers dominated the first while tom brady roared back with 29 unanswered points. if you like rollercoasters, here we go. a cold and rainy night. storm front coming in. kaepernick strikes first and 7-049ers. second quarter and on the money to walker. he makes up for a fumble in the red zone earlier. 34-yard strike. let's go to the third quarter. his third td pass of the game. threads the needle and 27 yards and 31-349ers. game is over, right? >> huh-uh. 28 unanswered by the
patriots. down the sidelines and he had 10 catches. 190 yards for the former 9er. we have a tie tbaim. tie game. after they returned the ensuing kickoff and the next play and four td passes to crabtree. 216 yards and seven catches and 107 yards and two td's. they add a late field goal. they clinch a wild card spot. >> a great victory. i really love how the team sucked it up. we didn't make all of the plays. we made a lot of plays. >> they were going to make their plays. we put it to them in the first half. >> and defense we know we need a couple more stops and that's what we did. >> around the nfc, seattle keeping the pressure on the 9ers and beating the bills. he ran for three touch downs. what a year this rookie is
having. defense came up big. he goes 57 yards the other way. 50-17 the final. a win and they clinch the nfc west. a loss and it goes down to the final weekend. falcons have the top seed in the nfc and showed why against the giants. to tony gonzalez and 14-0 atlanta after one quarter. ryan could do no wrong. 270 yards td's and two to julio jones. falcons down at home and hang on to the top spot in the nfc. a 34-0 shutout of the giants. tigers and bears. what a game for james jones. five receptions and green bay clinches the nfc north for the sectd season with a 21-13 victory and are a third seed in the nfc with the 49er i can have tory. star of the day, adrian peterson.
212 yards rushing and one touchdown. he is 200 yards shy of the all time leadings in a season. vikings win it 36-22 the final. the raiders finally end their six-game slide in a home game. they beat kansas city and two of their four wins are against the chiefs. this young raider fan is offering prayers for the victims of newtown. he rad for 110 yards and on 30 carries and finally busted out. that leads to janikowski's fourth field goal. raiders' defense shut on the the chiefs. the first one since 2002 for the silver and black. raiders snap the skid behind janikowski's five field goals. >> i think our guys needed something where they get a
little confidence. i thought they had a great week of practice. i thought they were focused on what woo we needed to do and how do we win this game. they did a great job. >> our defense out played them. it is good to get a win versus a team that was struggling. coming in here, it has had a lot of success. >> around the afc, andrew luck against the top seeded texans. he scoops and scores and 23-texans. andrew threw for two touchdowns including this 61-yarder, but it wasn't enough. a 29-17 victory. denver locked up the afc west. they made a statement though. it is a long way. he did make it to the end zone.
peyton manning meanwhile leigh glaser's favorite threw one td pass. a 51-yard strike to decker. broncos with a 9-game win street. they take over the second place with the patriots loss. this sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. what a day in the nfl. a great win for the 40 thiners. now they have to keep it going. >> thank you, shu. and thank you for joining us. that's it for this edition of the abc7 news. we continue tomorrow morning at 4:30. for leigh glaser and mike shumann and all of us here at abc, thank you for joining us abc, thank you for joining us and have a great night.
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